Obituaries 7/15/21

Harlon Adickes, 89

Harlon Arlie Adickes, was born March 2, 1932, in Woodland Township to Herbert and Verna (Wetter) Adickes. He passed away July 10, 2021 at the Camilia Rose Care Center in Coon Rapids, MN.

Harlon grew up and attended school in Howard Lake.  After graduating in 1950, he worked with his parents on the family farm. Harlon married Donna Margaret Bowers May 22, 1953, and they farmed in Waverly and then in Howard Lake. Five children were born to this union, Carolyn, Herbert, Louise, Rebecca and Christopher. Harlon worked in the mill, drove delivery truck and sold feed at Munson’s Feed Company and drove with Clinic Cab in Howard Lake.

Harlon was always ready to help with any project. He enjoyed playing cards at Heritage Square Apartments, with Howard Lake Senior Citizens and with a group in Cokato and playing Sheephead at family events. He also enjoyed doing puzzles and bingo at Heritage Square. Harlon loved caring for and passing out his homegrown apples, pears, tomatoes and patio baskets. Harlon dedicated many years to recording his family ancestry and extended the work to include Donna’s family. He was trustee, elder, deacon and unofficial historian at First Presbyterian Church in Howard Lake.

Harlon was preceded in death by his parents, Herb and Verna Adickes; his sibling, Baby Adickes; his wife, Donna Margaret in 2016; and his son, Christopher Dana Adickes in 1989.

He is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Stoll, of Waverly; son, Herbert Adickes and Dee Safe, of Red Wing; daughter, Louise and Thurman Woodberry, of Oak Grove; and daughter, Rebecca and Todd Johnson, of Duluth; grandchildren, Terry and Wendy (Niesen) Stoll, Eric and Amanda (Drusch) Stoll, Jeremy and Mindy (Odenbrett) Stoll, Kelly and Kelli (Johnson) Stoll, Jared and Julie (Johnson) Woodberry, Jason Woodberry and Joshua Woodberry; great-grandchildren, Allan and Hayley (Lowers) Stoll, Austin, Wyatt, Carly, Devan, Alyssa, Emma, Stella and Isabelle.

Instead of flowers, Harlon requested that memorials be directed to the Christopher Adickes Scholarship Fund at the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School or the First Presbyterian Church in Howard Lake.

Visitation for family and friends will be Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 9:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church of Howard Lake with the memorial service at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at the Howard Lake Cemetery with lunch following back at the First Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Howard Lake, 320-543-3401,


Colleen Carlson, 66

Colleen Carlson, 66, of Winsted, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2021, after a courageous second battle with a form of rare cancer.

Colleen Amelia Carlson was the sixth of nine children, born to John and Amelia (Voit) Fisher on Nov. 17, 1954, in Anoka. She graduated from Winsted Holy Trinity High School in 1973. Colleen received her cosmetology diploma from St. Cloud School of Cosmetology in 1976 and a floriculture and greenhouse operations degree in 1980 from the University of Minnesota, Waseca.

In 1980, Colleen moved to Portland, Ore., where she was employed in greenhouse management. She loved the Pacific Northwest for its scenic beauty and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities.

Colleen held onto her love for the hometown boy and married her high school sweetheart, Joe Carlson, Oct. 9, 1982. They made their home in Portland and welcomed sons, Nicholas, in 1985, and Noah, in 1987.

After buying the family farm in Winsted, Joe and Colleen planted the first of 4,000 apple trees that would become Carlson’s Orchard. Colleen managed the orchard business for seven years from Oregon, before moving the family home to the farm in 1992. It was the perfect place to raise two boys.

Together, Colleen and Joe grew their family orchard into a bustling enterprise and regional fall favorite. In 1994, Colleen was key in expanding the operation to include a large retail space, bakery and restaurant in the farm’s remodeled 1932 dairy barn. Colleen’s talents were on full display in every aspect of the family business. Lunchtime was legendary at Carlson’s Orchard, with Colleen’s homemade focaccia sandwiches and soups, surely followed by a crisp apple turnover or slice of apple pie. The only thing sweeter than the apples at Carlson’s Orchard was the greeting, listening ear and warm smile Colleen gave to each customer.

The family orchard business allowed Colleen the life she wanted as a mother. Extra time at home meant nurturing Nick’s creativity with books, crafts and music, and cherished nights in bed with her first born, listening to him read his novels aloud. It meant fostering a love for the outdoors in Noah, watching birds and going for walks.

Colleen’s faith in God was as strong as the way she faced challenges, including two battles with cancer. If she said she was praying for you, she meant it. Her faith shaped her life and never wavered.

In recent years, she rejoiced in a growing family and the chance to love on sweet baby granddaughters, Emma and Cora. The girls lit up when “Grandma CC” was in the room.

Colleen’s crowning achievement was the 48 years with her spouse, Joe. Working together and raising a family required a deep love and respect for one another. Joe and Colleen set an example of love, marriage and true partnership for their children and many others.

Like her faith, Colleen’s love was unwavering. We will see her in the perfect snowflake, the eyes of our children and grandchildren, the morning chirp of a bird and the crisp of the perfect apple – and feel her love for eternity, on earth and in heaven.

Colleen is survived by her husband, Joe; sons, Nick (Jackie) Carlson, Rochester, and Noah (Ariana) Carlson, Walcott, N.D.; granddaughters, Emma Carlson and Cora Carlson; siblings, Mary, Bob (Teresa), Theresa (Paul), Patrick, Tony (Deb), Denise (Jerome), Dan (Deb) and Steve; and many nieces, nephews, in-laws and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant grandson, John Nicholas.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Colleen Carlson will be held on Friday, July 16th, 2021, at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Matthew Wiering will be the Celebrant. Inurnment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2021, from 4-8 P.M. at the church. Further visitation will be held on Friday morning, July 16th at the church one hour prior to Mass.

Urn Bearers will be her brothers, Bob, Pat, Tony, Dan, Steve.

Memorials are preferred to The American Cancer Society or The Nature Conservancy.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to


Scott Haglund, 65

Scott Timothy Haglund, age 65, of Dassel, died Thursday, July 8, 2021, at his residence.

A time to gather with the family was held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a celebration of Scott’s life being held at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Dassel.

Scott Timothy Haglund, son of Virgil “Bud” and Lorraine (Snorak) Haglund was born on February 22, 1956, in Wichita Falls, Texas. Being a military child, the family lived in Texas, Florida, and Maine, where Scott attended the Veazie Elementary School in Veazie, Maine. In 1964, the family moved back to Minnesota where Scott graduated from the Dassel-Cokato High School in 1974. Following high school, Scott attended St. Cloud State for two years.

On November 22, 2000, Scott was united in marriage to Sheila Rae Torry in Reno Nevada. Together, they made their home in Dassel. He worked for many years in construction and roofing and was employed by Lloyd Broberg. Scott was employed at Miller Manufacturing from 1985 until 1990, before starting DSR construction and roofing with two friends, Ryan Carlsted, and David Reed. Together, they owned and operated the business for 30 years.

Scott enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid bowler and bowled on the Varland Plumbing and Heating Bowling Team and the B&V Hot Tub Bowling Team. He enjoyed playing horseshoes and was a member of the Litchfield Horseshoe Association. He could also be found spending time playing golf, skiing, or on the lake fishing. He will be missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Sheila Torry-Haglund, of Dassel; daughter, Andria Carlson, of Lester Prairie; two grandchildren, Riley, of Lester Prairie, and Mallorie, of Lester Prairie; sister, Ann (Tom) Ferguson, of Minneapolis; and brother, Jim Haglund, of Dassel; two nephews, Eric Ferguson and Ryan (Jana) Ferguson and two great-nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil “Bud” and Lorraine Haglund; two brothers; and his niece, Erin Ferguson.


Maxine Hoseck, 77

Maxine Ann Hoseck, age 77, of Buffalo, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2021.

Memorial service for Maxine will be held Saturday, July 31, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. all at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Buffalo.

Full notice to appear next week.

Arrangements were entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo.


Lois Morton, 90

Lois Maxine Morton, age 90, was called home by her Heavenly Father on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Arbor Care Center in O’Neill, Nebraska.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM, on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 3933 Highway 25 North in Buffalo, MN 55313. A meal will be served after the memorial service at the church. Prior to the service, Lois’s grave site at our family plot in the Otsego Cemetery will be dedicated and attended by immediate family members.

Lois was born December 8, 1930, in Tolna, North Dakota.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Jane Price; her first husband, James Tillisch and second husband, Jack Morton; sisters, Eileen, Pat and Ada; brothers, Lloyd, Richard, Jack, Larry, Tony and Keith.

Lois is survived her daughters, Dawn (Todd) Arlander and Lottie (Eric) Von Seggern; sons, Todd (Diane) Tillisch and Tom (Deb) Tillisch; numerous grandchildren, a few great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; brothers, Gene, Bill and Spencer; and many nieces and nephews. She will be missed by all.

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Robert Ramthun, 75

Robert Ramthun, age 75, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at Edgewood in Sartell, Minnesota.

Memorial Service will be Friday, July 16, 2021, 2:00 P.M. at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe with interment at a later date in Lakeview Cemetery in Buffalo, Minnesota. Gathering of Family and Friends will be one hour prior to the service at the Funeral Chapel. Military Honors by the New Auburn VFW Post #7266. Clergy Officiating: Pastor Dawn Quame Special Music: “Amazing Grace”, Randy Travis

Robert Henry Ramthun was born on July 10, 1945, in Buffalo, Minnesota. He was the son of Henry and Laura (Debner) Ramthun. Robert was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth, both at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo, Minnesota. He received his education in Buffalo and was a graduate of the Buffalo High School Class of 1963. Robert furthered his education at Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

On August 31, 1965, Robert entered active military service and served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was the Crew Chief/C130 and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. Robert was Honorably Discharged on June 6, 1969.

Robert was employed as a welder in fabrication and manufacturing. He enjoyed watching wildlife, whether it was from outside or observing from a window inside. Robert also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking. He was a life member of the New Auburn VFW Post #7266.

When he needed assistance with his daily care, Robert became a resident of Edgewood in Sartell, Minnesota, and passed away there on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at the age of 75 years. Blessed be his memory.

Robert is survived by his children, Rena Miller and her husband, Roland, of South Haven, Minnesota, Dean Ramthun and his wife, Helen, of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Alissa Ramthun (Matthew); step-grandchildren, Brandon Miller and his wife, Amy, and Matt Jansen and his fiancé, Sadee; great-grandchild, Natalie; step-great-grandchildren, Ayriona, Aryiah, and Eliza; and other relatives and friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Laura Ramthun.

Arrangements by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at


Richard Tompkins, 85

Richard Daniel Tompkins, age 85, of Montrose, passed away Friday, July 2, 2021. He was born September 19, 1935, the son of Raymond and Lorraine (McMancle) Tompkins.

Richard was a graduate from Robbinsdale High School. He proudly served in the United States Army, joining in December of 1954 and served in Germany.

In 1991, Richard Tompkins married the love of his life, Marilyn Valli (Miller).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Lorraine Tompkins; brothers, Raymond and Robert; sister, Phyllis; and parents-in-law, Carl and Ruth Miller.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Marilyn Valli Tompkins, of Montrose; children, Carol (Tom) Parrish, of Stuart, FL, Linda (Brian) Darmer, of Crystal, Daniel (Cecilia) Tompkins, of Hopkins; step-children, Mari (Dick)  Moy, of Loretto, Leann (Troy) Valli Lenz,  of Waconia, Rick (Twila) Valli, of Buffalo, Greg Valli, of Buffalo, Vicki (Suresh) Dubay, of Apple Valley; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; also other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held Friday, July 16, 2021, at 4:00 PM, with visitation one hour prior at Montrose United Methodist Church in Montrose, MN. Interment at Kreidler Cemetery in Montrose, MN.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo, MN, 763-682-1363.


Rhoda Walton, 86

Rhoda Marie (O’Connor) (Lewis) Walton, age 86, of Buffalo, passed away July 10, 2021.

She was born on May 18, 1935, in St. Paul, MN to Thomas and Anna (Schwartzbauer) O’Connor. Rhoda attended Monroe High School in St. Paul, where she graduated with the class of 1953.

In 1956, she married Don Lewis in St. Paul, MN. Together, they resided in Buffalo, where they had seven children. Don passed away in July of 1968, leaving her to raise their kids.

In 1976, she married Fred Walton; the family moved to the state of Wyoming in 1978, residing in both Douglas and Glendo at different times.

Rhoda retired as director of Douglas Day Care Center, then spent time working at Lone Tree Bible Camp. In 2015, she and Fred moved back to Buffalo, MN.

Rhoda was most devoted to her faith in God and her family. She had an impact on many others including her daycare kids.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, crocheting, crafting, and watching the birds at her feeders.

Rhoda was preceded in death by her husbands, Donald Lewis and Frederick Walton; daughters, Rhonda Arrowood and Jean Graves; parents, Thomas and Anna O’Connor; siblings, Tom, John, Irene; and Baby Boy O’Connor, and Mary Ann Thill.

She is survived by her sons, Dan (Sheila) Lewis and Jim Lewis; daughters, Laurie Lewis, Janelle Lewis, and Karen Lewis; step-children, Wes (Bobbie) Walton, Steve (Sherry) Walton, and Debra Walton-Blair; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Margaret (Sam) Casalenda, Theresa Clark, and Kathy Weninger; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, July 19, 2021 at Southside Baptist Church in Sunfish Lake, MN (Inver Grove Heights) at 1:00 PM with visitation one hour prior. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Online condolences for the family may be directed to


Dale Weese, 81

We are very saddened by the passing of Dale Walter Weese, 81, of Buffalo, who left us on July 3, 2021.

He was preceded by death by his parents, Walter and Myrtle Weese and sister, Ruby Markuson.

He is survived by his wife, Alice, of 61 years; his sisters, Arlys (Elroy) Petzel and Marilyn (Henry) Sievers; his children, Steve (Rosanne) Weese, Patty (Tim) Lemke and Lynne (Jason) Holm; his grandchildren, Anthony, Christopher, Daniel and Nathen, Vanessa, Catrina, Trista and Kaliana; his four great-grandchildren, Khloee, Hayden, Adison and Keegen; along with many other relatives and friends.

He lived his entire life in the area and enjoyed it to the fullest. He will be missed by many.

A memorial service is planned for Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the Monticello Community Center, located at 505 Walnut Street in Monticello, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with an informal service at noon.


Celebrations of Life


Tom Cebulla

A Celebration of Life will be held for Tom Cebulla, of Talmoon, MN (formerly from Buffalo, MN), on Sunday, August 1, 2021, from 1:00-4:00 p.m., at the Rockford Township Hall, 3039 Dague Ave. SE, Buffalo. Tom passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021.


Janice and Ivan Erickson

A Celebration of Life for Ivan and Janice Erickson, of St. Michael, will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021, with visitation at 9:00 a.m., and service at 10:00 a.m., Buffalo United Methodist Church, 609 8th St. NW, Buffalo, MN. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Shriners Children’s Hospital,





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